Northern Bavaria

Because of its outstanding natural beauty, Bavaria is Germany’s foremost tourist area. The  capital is Munich, world famous for its Oktoberfest. Bavaria is also one of the economic powerhouses of Europe and a centre of electrical, electronics, automotive and bio-technical industries. Northern Bavaria comprises Lower, Upper and Central Franconia and the Upper Palatinate, with historical and cultural centres such as Wuerzburg, Bamberg, Nürnberg and Regensburg, not to forget Bayreut and its Wagner Festivals, and the royal town and castle of Coburg, the cradle of many European dynasties.

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